Mill Valley Film Festival

Thu Oct 3, 2013 - Sun Oct 13, 2013
Multiple locations
Movies, City Events, Film Festivals
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The Mill Valley Film Festival, California's longest-running fall festival, is known internationally as a high profile, prestigious event celebrating the best of independent international cinema. The Festival's long-term commitment to help launch independent films, both American and foreign, into the US market has made it the festival of choice for filmmakers worldwide.


Opening Night


Thursday, October 3, 6:45pm, 7pm

Special Guests: Bruce Dern & Will Forte

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk.

Film and Gala: $125. General / $110. Members
Film Only: $60. General / $50. Members


Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm
Century Cinema Corte Madera

Special Guests: Brian Percival, Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse

A stellar cast including Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson brings to life the tale of a young German girl, played by Sophie Nélisse, who discovers that stories have extraordinary power to sustain the human spirit. Based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Film and Gala: $125. General / $110. Member
Film Only: $60. General / $50. Member
Party Only: $100.


Join us at Town Center Corte Madera for a sensational party!
Thursday, October 3 • 9:30 pm to midnight

Enjoy delicious offerings provided by Balboa Café, Big Jim’s BBQ, Champagne Bakery, Il Fornaio, Judy’s Bread- sticks, KIND, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Teacake Bake Shop and The Counter.

Luscious libations from our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company and Northern Sonoma wines courtesy of WIne Road are a perfect complement to the scrumptious spread.

Get your party on to the infectious rhythms of James Henry- Hands on Fire, or groove to the tunes spun by DJs Richard Habib and Marija Dunn. See you there!

Closing Night


Actor, Director, Writer, Producer Mr. Stiller will be presented with the Mill Valley Film Festival Award following the screening at the Smith Rafael Film Center; he will appear for introductions at both CinéArts@Sequoia screenings.

Immediately following the screenings, join us at Maple Lawn Estate at the Elks Lodge, from 7:30 pm-11:30 pm in celebrating the culmination of the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival.

Enjoy live music on the Terrace or a martini in the Drake Room Bar. Sol Food, Theresa and Johnny's, and West End Café are just of few of the wonderful featured caterers for this special evening.

Sun, Oct 13, 5pm at Rafael 1
Sun, Oct 13, 5:15pm, Sequoia 1
Sun, Oct 13, 5:30pm at Sequoia 2


Century Cinema
41 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA
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Lark Theater
549 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA
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CinéArts at Sequoia
25 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA
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142 Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
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Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 4th St
San Rafael, CA
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  1. Century Cinema
    41 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
  2. Lark Theater
    549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA
  3. CinéArts at Sequoia
    25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA
  4. 142 Throckmorton Theatre
    142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
  5. Smith Rafael Film Center
    1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA